|Occurred : 22:30 (Entered as : 12/00/98 22:30)
Reported: 9/11/1999 21:10
Location: Santa Fe, NM
|Craft floated over, truck stopped, while I was getting truck off road, left. Truck wouldn't start. Pieces magnetized and stuck on inside of hood.
I was driving home (south) and was just south of the Opera on 84-285. From the valley on my right (the valley is on a line with Los Alamos) a big "thing" "floated" over my truck. It didn't make any noise. As I was looking at it (it was like a white light--(it did not light up the road or my truck but it was very whit-bright--I know that doesn't make sense, but that's the way it was). As I watched my truck died. It is a full size Ford F-150 and the power steering doesn't work when the ignition is off. SoI was "muscling" the truck off the road while it still had momentum and when I got it off to the shoulder, the "thing" was gone. I kept trying to start the truck. It wouldn't start. Finally I called AAA (my phone worked fine) and had to be towed. I called a friend to pick me up. The truck felt like it wasn't getting any gas. The next day I asked my mechanic what happened to the truck. He said to call him back--he couldn't figure it out. The next day he told me he had never see a whole distributor "explode." A cap may but not a whole distributor. Plus pieces of it wer magentized and stuck to the inside of the hood. (The truck is old and made of steel not plastic) It cost a lost to fix the truck. I didn't lost any time because I looked at the clock.